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A funny, touching narrative about families, relationships, breaking up, and growing up. It's about a contemporary woman's struggle to make her way to some place like an artists' colony - to find tranquility, order, and happiness amidst life's chaos.
Set in an artist's studio - cans of paint, brushes, drop-clothes hanging from the rafters, etc.. "Reclining Nude" provides its questing onstage narrator, Jann, the opportunity to paint and she describes the people and events in her life.
By the end of the show, a group of once-blank canvases are filled with color and the abstract images that tell a universal story about life, love and finding a place to lie down.
"When my Mom saw that I got paint on my new white clothes during the show, she was upset.
'The paint is a metaphor,' I explained. 'we come into this world innocent...pure, as we go through our lives, we get painted on by family, friends, supposed friends, society...life!
Just as our life experiences leave indelible marks -- stains -- on our souls, the paint permanently colors these clothes.'